Tested last year bloods and was neg for both. Given lack of other partners since that test Very likely It is a recent infection and this is an initial ob. How long do I have after exposure to get the blood work done for confirmation? Has been over 3 weeks now so mayve missed the boat.
Your herpes guide says recur 0.01 days (what does this actually mean) and also that shedding for ohsv2 is 1% of days rather than the 5 you quoted. Semantics I know but clarification would be good.
Commentary throughout the forum (as well as medhelp) indicates ohsv2 relatively insignificant in terms of shedding and recurring because it doesn’t like the face , region. Ie that it very rarely causes problems. (Whatever that means) because it is so rarely caught orally (despite the prevalence of oral sex) does this mean it is more difficult to catch / transmit orally or is it rarely noticed due to the minor symptoms / lack of recurrence? Or both?
Also read that it needs to be massaged into tissue eg friction from sex that’s why it rarely infects orally? In which case it would need to be aggressive kissing to transfer to another person mouth to mouth?
I actually took some confidence from the fact it is oral 2 rather than oral 1 (again assuming it is solely oral) as it almost seemed that it was the “better” of the two to get orally in terms of recurrences / transmission etc despite the fact it is the worst reputation socially – Is this a fair position to take?
Or are all these stats based on ohsv2 where co infection with genital is present? Rendering them useless due to lack of data in my situation. In that case am I best off viewing this as a hsv1 infection perhaps with a slightly lower chance of transmitting to partner?
With regard to the shedding – can I only possibly transmit when shedding or ob present? If contact on a shedding day does this mean infection may / could happen as opposed to no chance on day when not shedding or ob not present?
If I had also got it genitally if I was to be symptomatic I would likely get something in the first couple weeks?
Lesion on tongue appeared a few days after and now almost 3 weeks later it is barely noticeable to the eye but I can feel it there when I talk etc. How long before it goes completely? It was quite minor – drs at gum clinic aswell as dentist dismissed it as not looking herpetic on inspection in first few days, because it was so minor and thought traumatic eg bit tongue. I knew by feel/stinging something wasn’t right. If I get recurrent ohsv2 infection will it be on the tongue again or on the outer mouth? And will it likely be less severe than original ob?
When you say no deep kissing for a while – how long? (Tough one to answer but a best guess be appreciated)
That’s probably to many questions for one post (hope not) I hope you are able to cover them though, as think it covers most of my thoughts / concerns.
Apols again for the poor demeanour earlier. Wasn’t intentional just wasn’t really sure of the protocol in terms of background info etc. You have been very helpful / professional.